Tag: Lucas Duda

Does 2015 Free Agent Market Influence Mets 2014 Offseason Strategy?

An article by posted on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
Does 2015 Free Agent Market Influence Mets 2014 Offseason Strategy?

An MMO Fan Shot By Andrew Doris The two-year plan The past two seasons, the Mets have finished 74-88. Over that time, they’ve dumped all their albatross contracts (except Bobby Bonilla…) and resolved the Bernie Madoff lawsuit, such that management finally appears capable of investing in the team. Whether they will or not remains to […]

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Changes, Changes: My Offseason Plan For The New York Mets

An article by posted on October 27, 2013 0 Comments
Changes, Changes: My Offseason Plan For The New York Mets

The Mets have a few glaring needs going into this offseason. Despite the numerous promising young players rising through the minor leagues and onto the 40-man roster, there are a few positions that will need to be filled for the team to be competitive in 2014 and beyond. The foundation seems to be there, with […]

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Agreeing To Disagree On Allan Dykstra vs. Ike Davis

An article by posted on October 24, 2013 0 Comments

Kudos to our own Joe DeCaro for his keen insights as a radio guest on “The Sounds Of Shea” last week.  Joe proved why his baseball observations, particularly in reference to our Mets, bring hordes of Met fans to Mets Merized Online each and every day. There is always room for viewpoints across the spectrum […]

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What is the ONE Thing the Mets Must Do This Offseason

An article by posted on October 23, 2013 0 Comments
What is the ONE Thing the Mets Must Do This Offseason

For all my fellow Mets fans, opinions have been flying fast in the blogosphere, twitterverse, and any other media I may have forgotten to mention. And all this is occurring before the World Series has even started! No Free Agents can change teams right now, no player has been tendered, yet you would think from […]

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Royals Put Billy Butler On Trade Block

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Royals Put Billy Butler On Trade Block

Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting that the Royals will be listening to offers for designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler. Royals ready to talk about Billy Butler deal for teams that would take on DH owed $8 million in '14, $12m in 2015. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 22, 2013 Butler, 27, has $8 million […]

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2013 MMO Awards (Part 1): Wright Gets Top Honors, But Plenty Of Love To Go Around

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MMO Awards (Part 1): Wright Gets Top Honors, But Plenty Of Love To Go Around

Most Valuable Player Award – David Wright There is little contest to oppose David Wright as team MVP. Harvey put up ridiculous numbers in his sophomore season, but Wright helped the Mets every day while Harvey only helped every 5th day. With a .307 BA, a .390 OBP and a SLG of .514, there is […]

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Mets Made The Right Call Passing On Abreu

An article by posted on October 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Made The Right Call Passing On Abreu

Several people I spoke with and greatly respect said they were disappointed the Mets didn’t make a run at Cuban free-agent first baseman Jose Abreu, who signed a six-year, $68-million contract with the Chicago White Sox. Considering the success of Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes and the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, all of a sudden tapping the Cuban market is the hot […]

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2013 Season Review: Ike Davis, 1B

An article by posted on October 19, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: Ike Davis, 1B

IKE DAVIS, 1B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS After missing most of the 2011 season with an ankle injury, Davis struggled for much of the first half but avoided a trip to the minor leagues with the promise of the 19 homers he slugged in his 2010 rookie season when he finished seventh in the Rookie of the […]

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We Developed The Pitching, Now It’s Time To Buy The Bats

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
We Developed The Pitching, Now It’s Time To Buy The Bats

You don’t need me to tell you that pitching is what wins in baseball these days. However, the extent that pitching dominates the game may come as a bit of a surprise. The top-10 pitching staffs in terms of team ERA finished with an average record of 92-70 while the teams at the bottom combined […]

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Featured Post: The Mets Have A Duda Dilemma

An article by posted on October 13, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Mets Have A Duda Dilemma

Lucas Duda frustrates the hell out of me. I know he’s a saber and front office darling by virtue of his .352 on-base, but he’s an awful hitter whose getting worse at the plate instead of better. Honestly, I couldn’t care less about how many walks our clean-up hitter has, I want to see him […]

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